Philomena Lee,  who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. When her son was aged three, he was sent for adoption by a US couple.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An action by retired nurse Philomena Lee is one of two lead challenges to the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Hom(...)

An anonymity order was not sought in the case brought by Philomena Lee, who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lawyers for seven women challenging the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes are in correspondence with the Sta(...)

Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

The Bessborough Centre, Blackrock, Cork, former children’s home operated by the Sacred Heart nuns. Photograph: Provision

Archaeological experts for the developers of a controversial housing project on the grounds of a former Mother and Baby Home in Cork have told a plann(...)

The former Bessborough mother and baby home in Cork. File photograph: Provision

An Bord Pleanála must address “the reasonable concerns” that people have regarding a housing development on the grounds of the former Bessborough Moth(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

 Jane Russell (right) with  Irish-born infant  Thomas Kavanagh at New York airport. The boy was taken to Russell by his mother, who pleaded with the Hollywood star  to take him to the US. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Publicity surrounding the Hollywood actor Jane Russell and her adoption of an Irish baby angered the then government because it portrayed Ireland as ‘(...)

Philomena Lee, with her son Kevin and daughter Jane, and Mary Lawlor (right) from Adoption Rights Alliance at a commemorative service on the grounds of the former Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, in 2014. File photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Mother and baby home survivor Philomena Lee has said she is “dismayed” that portions of the final report of the State investigation into the homes wer(...)

At Tuam the fifth interim report found that scientific analysis on underground chambers  'suggests that at least some of the chambers in which human remains were found were at some stage used to receive sewage'.

Publication of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation’s final report could be delayed due to its exceptional length The document is on(...)

Survivor of the Tuam mother-and-baby home Peter Mulryan lays flowers on the grounds. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The latest delay to the publication of the final report of the Mother and Baby Home Commission was made unavoidable days before Christmas when it rece(...)

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